Published 12/03/2014 | 02:30
Education: Manchester University
Family: Grew up in Austria and England. Married George and moved to Ireland in the late '60s. They have three children.
Field of Expertise: The use of plants in medicine.
Career: Former head of School of Pharmacy at TCD, currently chairwoman of the RDS Science and Technology Committee.
Interests outside Science: Music (particularly Mahler and Bruckner), travel, eating out.